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TSMC is reportedly working on Apple's A8 processor for the iPhone 6

Apple's A8 processor is currently under production over at TMSC, will be the star of the upcoming iPhone 6

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 6, 2014 09:33 am CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

According to a new report from Taiwan's Commercial Times, Apple's new A8 processor is currently under production with its new chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

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The report claims that TSMC began producing Apple's new A8 processor last month, which should power the upcoming iPhone 6. The report also stated that, according to supply chain sources, TSMC won most of the manufacturing orders for logic and power management integrated chips for the upcoming flagship smartphone from Apple.

We should expect the A8 processor to be built on a new 20nm process, come in a quad-core design with 64-bit capabilities and 'quad-core' graphics. Up until now, Samsung has been the exclusive manufacturing partner of Apple for A-series chip production, so it will be interesting to see how Apple fares with iPhone stock numbers with the iPhone 6 and its A8 chip being produced by TSMC.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:macrumors.com

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